The Game script
The Game (1997)
Synopsis: The Game is a 1997 American mystery thriller film directed by David Fincher, starring Michael Douglas and Sean Penn, and produced by Propaganda Films and PolyGram Filmed Entertainment. It tells the story of a wealthy investment banker who is given a mysterious gift: participation in a game that integrates in strange ways with his everyday life. As the lines between the banker's real life and the game become more uncertain, hints of a large conspiracy become apparent.

Nicholas changes lanes, HONKING the HORN, impassive. We can

BARELY HEAR the BEEPING in here. He glances back.

He drives, adjusts his mirror. Resumes humming.

CUT TO:

EXT. VAN ORTON BUILDING -- MORNING

Distinctive SAN FRANCISCO skyline on the horizon.

Nicholas' building is a brownstone bookended by skyscrapers.

Old money dwarfed by new. The Bentley arrives...

INT. VAN ORTON BUILDING, UNDERGROUND GARAGE -- MORNING

The Bentley moves past a valet station. One VALET follows.

The Bentley takes its place. A brass plaque reads:

"NICHOLAS VAN ORTON, Van Orton Enterprises." The valet

opens the car door for Nicholas.

CUT TO:

INT. VAN ORTON OFFICE -- MORNING

Two objects on Nicholas' desk: phone and laptop computer.

He's on the phone, operating the laptop with one hand.

Business talk, mile-a-minute.

MALE VOICE (v.o.)

(from phone)

... might be perched up on majority

shares, but you're not the only one

who gets hurt if the actuals crash.

Forecasts were fucked to begin with.

NICHOLAS:

(into phone)

The moment Baer/Grant's P and L

report is placed in my hand, I will

be speed dialing your number.

Empty walls. No distractions. MARIA, the proper executive

assistant, stands practically at attention.

MALE VOICE (v.o.)

Is that a promise?

NICHOLAS:

I'm sorry... I'm unfamiliar with the

term.

MALE VOICE (v.o.)

What if Alan calls me with a sob

story about substantiation procedure?

NICHOLAS:

Take evasive action: have your

secretary say you're in a meeting.

Goodbye, Jack.

MALE VOICE (v.o.)

Yeah.

Nicholas hangs up, shuffling computer windows: stock quotes,

pie-charts, graphs, lists. Maria refers to an index card.

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John Brancato

Michael Ferris (21 November 1931 – 20 March 2000) was an Irish Labour Party politician who served for more than twenty years as a member of the Oireachtas, as both a Senator and a Teachta Dála (TD). more…

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